negative number


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negative number

[¦neg·əd·iv ′nəm·bər]
(mathematics)
A real number that is less than 0.
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Mr Clarke said: "Whilst I take no pride in reporting a negative number, we are in a period of expected turbulence, not distress.
Professor Skenderis has developed a mathematic model which finds striking similarities between flat space-time and negatively curved space-time, with the latter however formulated in a negative number of dimensions, beyond our realm of physical perception.
The balance figure of -26% was the first negative number since April last year and the weakest since 2008.
In the case of government savings, a negative number means that spending is exceeding revenues.
We'll calculate it as a negative number so that we can add Total Needs to this number to get Direct Materials to Purchase.
A negative number indicates pessimists outnumber optimists.
A negative number means pessimists outnumber optimists.
The most notable negative number among the 25 largest nonprofits in Arkansas was recorded by the University of Arkansas Fayetteville Campus Foundation, which had revenue in fiscal 2010 of negative $12.
2% growth, though the range of forecasts varies widely and the most bearish suggest a negative number is possible, showing the economy contracted over the three months period.
Subtract that sum from the amount of money Comptroller Susan Combs predicts will be available to spend over the next two years, and you get a big negative number.
A NOL is easy to report--it gets entered on line 21 of Form 1040 (Other Income) as a negative number.
SQUARE ROOT OF NEGATIVE NUMBER LINE 27 SECTION RANGE